In the process of discussing the suggested changes, I asked if there were any options through Prudhoe Bay. She put me on hold for about 10 minutes and when she returned to the line she started apologizing profusely. As it turned out, there was a mix up and the Prudhoe Bay flights were canceled. She returned our flight to the originally scheduled flight and all worked out and we are now in Fairbanks.
Interesting fact about the planes they use to fly to the small Northern towns like Barrow and Prudhoe Bay is that passengers board from the back of the aircraft. There is a solid wall divider between rows 15 and 16. There is additional cargo where rows 1 through 15 would normally be. Passengers sit in rows 16 to the rear of the plane.
One additional point of interest. In the debate over the pronunciation of Barrow, i.e., "bear-o" vs "bar-o", after surveying a significant sample of locals, it must be concluded that "bear-o" is the correct local vernacular.